Worcester’s local global markets Worcester Academy Grade 8 project

WA 8th Graders discover new foods Beyond the Hilltop!

Every year, Worcester Academy eighth grade students undertake the Market Project, an urban exploration of small food markets located throughout our city.

Click the links below and see where the students went in 2019. Enjoy exploring each team’s collection of writings and artworks about their experiences and impressions.

Accra Supermarket 48 Blackstone River Road, Worcester MA 01607

Asia Supermarket Mill Street Plaza 50 Mill Street, Worcester MA 01603

D’Errico’s Market 141 E Central St, Worcester, MA 01605

European Cafe and Deli 23 Millbury St, Worcester, MA 01610

Latin Meats 891 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610

Nepal Bazzar 98A Belmont St, Worcester, MA 01605

Pinoy Republic Filipino Food and Groceries 545 SW Cutoff, Worcester, MA 01607

Students research the history and geography of the culture or region represented by the market they will visit; they also explore their own family food heritage and how food can be a portal into cultural connection and understanding throughout the world.

Students present their research on West African geography, culture and cuisine.

Then teams take to the road, equipped with shopping bags, a small budget to purchase food for sampling, and a desire to meet the people and learn the stories behind the markets.

Vasco Oburoni of Accra Market shares the story of his wedding with visiting Worcester Academy 8th graders.

A highlight of the project is all the teams tasting and sharing new and familiar foods with classmates-- it’s a feast!

Experiencing new and familiar foods from around the globe found on the shelves of neighborhood markets.
Visit the markets for yourself!
Worcester Academy

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